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Course : Dental Hygiene II Lecture

Course Number
3004
Section Number
Semester
Spring 2019
Location
Bridwell Hall, 109
Professor
Debra Kelley
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:00 am
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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Given the integration of didactic and clinical experience as applied on patients and peers, the prerequisite course Clinical Practice I (DNHY 3114), treatment and consistent student – instructor collaboration, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

 

 

  1. Position the dental chair, clinicians stool, and dental light to insure patient/clinical comfort, communication and effective delivery of dental hygiene services.

 

  1. Organize dental hygiene instruments and supplies in a manner that enhances clinical efficiency and insures effective delivery of patient treatment and services.

 

  1. Apply accepted standards of infection control at all times in the clinical setting.

 

  1. Maintain a patient care delivery area that is organized, safe and follows proper infection control protocols.

 

  1. Sharpen and maintain instruments to insure effective instrumentation and preservation of instrument.

 

  1. Utilize information obtained from the health history to determine possible modifications and/or contraindications to treatment.

 

  1.  Accurately assess and document patient’s vital signs, making referrals to other health care

             Providers as appropriate.  

 

  1. Perform an extra-oral and intraoral inspection and accurately record significant findings.

 

  1. Examine all oral tissues for signs of health or pathological changes and record the findings.

 

  1. Perform and accurately document a periodontal evaluation for Class 2/2+/3 level patients: including

             recession, pocket depths, loss of attachment, mobility, furcation involvement and bleeding sites.

 

  1. Graphically represent a patient's teeth with regard to caries, missing teeth or tooth structure, types

             and locations of restorations, fixed and removable appliances and developmental anomalies.

 

  1. Apply principles of instrumentation and knowledge of tooth morphology in selecting appropriate

            instruments to detect and remove deposits.

 

  1. Develop treatment plan and present to Class 2/2+/3 level patients.

 

  1. Obtain the patient informed consent based on a thorough case presentation.

 

  1. Present appropriate oral health prevention programs based on patients individual needs

 

  1. Select and administer appropriate topical fluoride treatment including varnish, tray, rinse &

              Brush-on.

 

  1. Complete all clinic paperwork legibly and in a timely manner with appropriate detail in

            documentation, as is required for this level of clinical practice.

 

  1. Demonstrate proper equipment maintenance.

 

  1. Provide CPR Basic Life support as may be necessary in clinic.

 

  1. Perform all Clinic Assistant duties utilizing correct techniques and infection control protocol.

 

  1. Correctly and efficiently perform all Clinic Receptionist duties.

 

  1. Properly take alginate impressions; pour and trim acceptable diagnostic casts.

 

  1. Determine need for radiographs based on evaluation of specific areas and/or entire dentition and make appropriate recommendations for such surveys based on patient history and assessment.

 

Electronically document one (1) patient assessment finding utilizing Dentrix computer softwar

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION:

 

GRADING RATIONALE 

The grade for this course is based on QUALITY AND QUANTITY requirements. Both play a significant role in the development of student competencies in patient care.

 

The Quality Grade is comprised of:

  1. Competency evaluations (Process Evals) which ensure that students can perform procedures at the minimum level of expertise determined necessary for this point in time in their education.  Upon successful completion of the competency evaluations students can then work on improving their abilities with instructor assistance on patients in the Gaines Dental Hygiene Clinic. 
  2. Grades from the Clinic Grade Sheet which include:
  • Quadrant Instrumentation,
  • Data Collection and Treatment Management
  • Radiographs
  • Clinic Assistant and Receptionist

 

Due to the substantial instructor-student collaboration during patient treatment QUALITY grades alone (via Clinic Grade Sheets) are NOT true indicators of student competency.

 

The Quantity (patient experiences) requirements:

Are set to ensure that each student has appropriate experiences to develop entry level competencies in patient care. QUANTITY also reflects the student’s competency level as time management abilities are ultimately reflected in the number and type of patients upon which treatment is completed.  Therefore, the number/type of patients treated and the number/type of procedures performed have a significant bearing on the student’s final course grade for Clinical Practice 2.

 

COURSE GRADING:

 

Final Course Grade will be computed by taking Quality Grade minus Quantity Point deductions.

 

Quality Course Grading Scale

NA

Instrumentation

50%

Assessment/Documentation

40%

Radiographs

.5%

Assistant and Receptionist Rotations

.5%

Total

100%

 

Example of Computation of Clinical Practice 2 Final Course Grade

NA

Quality Course Grade equals

96

Minus Deductions for Quantity Requirement Shortages

8

Equals Final Clinical Practice 2 Course Grade of

88

 

 

 

Dental Hygiene Grading Scale

NA

NA

92 to 100

A

NA

83 to 91

B

NA

75 to 82

C

NA

65 to 74

D

Failure to continue in the DH program

 

 

Clinic Assistant/Receptionist Grade: Students will start with 100 points in this area. Infractions will result in deduction of points from the applicable “100” starting points. Each infraction will incur a five (5) point deduction from the initial 100 points. (See Assistant/Receptionist Forms, objectives & criteria – Student Handbook/Clinic Manual, Section 6.5).

 

Breach of Professionalism Protocol –During a clinical session a breach of the professionalism protocol not directly related to the treatment of a patient: will result in:

                    1st Infraction -Formal warning

                    2nd Infraction- Five point deduction from the FINAL clinic QUALITY grade

 

COMPETENCY (PROCESS) EVALUATIONS 

Six competency evaluations will be given in Clinical Practice 2. These grades will figure into the overall Quality instrumentation component.

 

1.Topical Fluoride Application

  • Evaluation scheduled by instructor and conducted on fellow students

2.Coronal Polishing  

  • Evaluation scheduled by instructor and conducted on fellow students
  1. Instrumentation
  • Evaluation scheduled by instructor and conducted on fellow students

4.Medical History Review

  • Evaluation scheduled by instructor and conducted on fellow students

5.Cleaning of Dental Prostheses

  • Evaluation scheduled by instructor and conducted on fellow students

6.Management of Class 2, 2+ level patient treatment

  • Evaluation scheduled by instructor and conducted on clinic patients

 

 

COMPETENCY EVALUATION PROTOCOL

Management of Class 2 to 2+ Level Patient Treatment

If a student is unsuccessful in demonstrating the specified competency on the first attempt the following will apply:

 

1.1st Remediation Session

Prior to treating another patient in the Gaines Dental Hygiene Clinic student MUST remediate one-on-one with instructor outside of regular clinic sessions (On typodont).

 

2.2nd Remediation Session

Remediate on the eval patient or equivalent classification patient with instructor assistance during a regularly scheduled clinic session. No quantity points and/or grades are earned for treatment provided during this session.

 

3.1st Competency Re-Evaluation:  

Re-Eval on equivalent classification patient during a regularly scheduled clinic session. 

No quantity points and/or grades are earned for treatment provided during this session.

 

Each unsuccessful demonstration of competency could have an effect on the final course grade as clinic sessions available to accumulate quantity points would be reduced, thus resulting in reductions of the quality grade

 

FAILURE OF COMPETENCY RE-EVALUATION

 

If a student is unsuccessful on 1st Competency Re-eval he/she can repeat the series of steps listed above one (2) more times.  If competency is not demonstrated at the 3rd Competency Re-Eval (3rd testing attempt) student will be given a grade of “D” (failure in Dental Hygiene), dropped from Clinical Practice 2 and not be permitted to advance into the next semester of the program.  In this situation the following will apply:

 

The dental hygiene department reserves the right to make arrangements on an individual basis for students failing to maintain a passing grade in any course.  Whatever arrangements made will be based upon an examination of the individual student’s overall dental hygiene scholastic record. This will be decided by the Department Chair and at least two other Dental Hygiene faculty members.  Readmission is not automatic.

 

Attendance:

 

The Dental Hygiene Faculty feel very strongly that maximum participation in all clinical and laboratory exercises is critical to the development of clinical competencies. Therefore, more than two absences for any reason will result in a loss of 5 points from the final course grade for each absence over 2.

 

ANYONE MISSING MORE THAN (4) CLINICAL SESSIONS FOR ANY REASON WILL BE DROPPED FROM CLINICAL PRACTICE 2.  YOU CANNOT MATRICULATE INTO THE SECOND YEAR WITHOUT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING CLINICAL PRACTICE 2. A student on Probationary Status will not be permitted absences for any reason until he/she is taken off of probationary status by the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee.

 

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